Education Center for the University of Cordoba / Rafael de La-Hoz

Education center for the university of cordoba / rafael de la-hoz

Located in a trapezoid-shape plot, as part of Renfe 2 Masterplan – one of the urban extensions of Cordoba, (Spain), the building seems dramatically weightless, highlighted by the emphasis on the contrast of the façades: glass and concrete.

Education center for the university of cordoba / rafael de la-hoz

The new education centre blends in with its surrounding urban backdrop. The north façade, double-skin, and east and west façades are covered in onsite micro-concrete with large windows that allow natural daylight to shine in. The south façade shows a translucent aluminium materiality with driven voids of light that embodies the building’s aspirations in the city’s fabric.

Education center for the university of cordoba / rafael de la-hoz

Resulting in a total GFA of approximately 5.448 m², the five-storey building provides education programs while two underground floors provide parking and optimal storage.

Project Details:
Location: Cordoba, Spain
Type: Education
Client: Cordoba University (UCO)
Architects: Rafael de La-Hoz
Managing Works: Rafael de La-Hoz and Clemente Lara de la Peñaq
Team: Hugo Berenguer, Belén Rivera, Fernando de la Fuente, Zaloa Mayor, Álvaro Rivero, Susanne Forner, Monika Kussewska, Laura Díaz, Silvia Villamor y Ángel Rolán.
Graphic design: Luis Muñoz and Daniel Roris
Models: Fernando Mont and Víctor Hugo Coronel
Photos: Javier Callejas

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